switchgrass, cultivar GA993 (#2871)

Materialswitchgrass, cultivar GA993
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ switch grass
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [210] gras ▸ [219] overig gras
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2010-01-05
RemarksExtractives contain about 60% sugars, 14% fatty acids, 21% alkanol, 1% alkane and 4% sterol
LiteratureJ. Yan, Z. Hu, Y. Pu, E.C. Brummer, A.J. Ragauskas: Chemical compositions of four switchgrass populations. Biomass and Biochemistry 34 (2010) 48-53.


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% (ar)
Ash content wt% 2.23

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Total (with halides) wt% 2.23 0.00 Calculated

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Lignin wt% (dry) 20.92 Measured


Extractives 95% EtOH wt% (dry) 11.00 Measured


Arabinan wt% (dry) 3.56
Xylan wt% (dry) 25.81
Sum C5 wt% (dry) 29.37 Calculated


Mannan wt% (dry) 0.80
Galactan wt% (dry) 1.34
Glucan wt% (dry) 33.02
Sum C6 wt% (dry) 35.16 Calculated
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 34.15 Calculated